AusOpen: British challenger Konta hones mental mettle to set up Wozniacki clash

While the obvious talent Haitian-Japanese Osaka showed on court indicates that more experience can only keep her on the rise from her current ranking of number 48 in the world, Konta is on a sharper trajectory. "I think both of us have come a long way since the last time we played," an effervescent Konta told reporters after her 6-4 6-2 victory. I knew going into the match I had played her once previously, and we had two close sets. Konta is building on a roaring start to the year, with last week's warm-up win in Sydney, the city of her birth. True to the philosophy of the process-oriented athlete, Konta suggested that she had plenty of work to do before her meeting with former world number one Wozniacki.

January 19, 2017 08:09 UTC

Bengaluru DRT allows consortium of banks to recover Rs 9,000 cr from Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya, who is currently in UK, has been declared Proclaimed Offender by a special PMLA court in Mumbai. Vijay Mallya, who is currently in UK, has been declared Proclaimed Offender by a special PMLA court in Mumbai. The Debt Recovery Tribunal in Bengaluru on Thursday passed orders in favour of the several banks seeking to recover more than Rs 9,000 crore in loans from the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Owned by Vijay Mallya, the airline, once India’s second largest, was grounded in October of 2012, leaving several of its creditors and suppliers unpaid. Later that year DRT passed orders directing Diageo Plc to deposit the remaining $35 million from the deal with Vijay Mallya.

January 19, 2017 08:02 UTC

Nintendo to launch Super Mario Run on Android in March

TOKYO: Japan's Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its Super Mario mobile game in March following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple's iPhone in December.The Japanese company announced the planned launch on its Twitter feed.Super Mario Run represents a belated bid by Nintendo to tap mobile gaming after restricting its most popular gaming character to its own game consoles.After launching the game on December 15, downloads topped a record 40 million in just four days.By releasing an Android version, Nintendo can tap a much larger pool of potential gamers. More than four out of five smartphones shipped in 2016 use the Android operating system, according to market research company IDC.Analysts, however, note that so far less than one in 10 people who have downloaded Super Mario Run for free have agreed to pay $9.99 to unlock all the features of the game.Nintendo's shares were trading 1.1% lower during morning trading in Tokyo, compared with a 1 percent gain in the benchmark Nikkei 225 index.

January 19, 2017 07:56 UTC

Xiaomi takes on Moto G 4 Plus with Redmi Note 4

After the impressive Redmi Note 3, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has announced its successor. The Redmi Note 4 will be available in three price variants. The Moto G4 Plus with its plastic exterior looks plain but offers better grip and is lighter too. In Moto G4 Plus, it is placed on the front, while in Redmi Note 4 it is placed at the back. The Moto G4 Plus is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that provides a day’s backup at most.

January 19, 2017 07:56 UTC

Zakir Naik: NIA says Zakir Naik's 'NGO' has Rs 100 crore-worth real estate

NEW DELHI: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that controversial preacher Zakir Naik 's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has investments of as much as Rs 100 crore in real estate business. The government defended its action by saying IRF was luring youth to join ISIS. Many youths arrested in unrelated terror cases stated that they were inspired by speeches of Zakir Naik. What could have been a more urgent situation for a nation? His speeches are banned in the UK, Canada and Muslim-majority Malaysia.

January 19, 2017 07:54 UTC

Deepika's outfit choices for her international TV show debuts prove less is more

Like we've mentioned at least 758575843 times before, Deepika Padukone manages to look flawless in what ever she chooses to wear. Her debut on international TV programs, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Late Show with James Corden being no different. The Bollywood star who recently took a plunge into the world of international cinema via xXx Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel, looked delightful in the Ralph Lauren gown she wore at the Golden Globes after-party, and now its her outfit choices on international shows that are grabbing eyeballs. The second look spells just the right amount of drama one needs in life. Picture courtesy: Instagram/ RomasinghWith her winged eyeliner and nude lips adding just the right amount of drama to Deepika's second look, the new colour on her wavy tresses spelled perfection as she seemed to dance off to the tunes of Lungi Dance, yet again!

January 19, 2017 07:53 UTC

Netflix soars, Esquire goes dark as more TV viewers move online

Netflix signed up a record 7.05 million customers in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cap the biggest year in company history, according to a statement on Wednesday. The world’s largest paid video service added 19 million customers worldwide in 2016 after expanding to more than 190 countries, reaching everywhere but China, North Korea, Syria and Crimea. The more people use Netflix, the more money the company spends on shows, leading to favorable reviews and more users, he said. Netflix programs accounted for five of the 10 most-searched TV shows of 2016, based on Google trend data, the company said. The TV industry produced an all-time high 450-plus scripted shows in 2016, according to data from cable network FX.

January 19, 2017 07:50 UTC

KTM launches updated RC Supersport bikes in India : New Launches, News

The RC 200 has been priced at RS 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the RC 390 gets a Rs 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag. RC 390The new RC 390 gets a host of new features like ride by wire throttle, a slipper clutch and a 320mm front disc brake. Also Read: 2017 KTM 200 and 390 to be shown at EICMARC 200The RC 200 only sees cosmetic changes and the mechanicals remain the same as the previous. The RC 200 retains the same underbelly exhaust that was present in the previous model motorcycle. Also Read: KTM 390 ADV motorcycle prototype spotted near test facility in Europe

January 19, 2017 07:49 UTC

Ludhiana: Four die in car crash as onlookers take pictures and videos for social media

In our excitement to get likes and shares on social media, we tend to forget basic human courtesy when someone needs help. In most cases, this lack of empathy has resulted in tragic consequences, such like the case of a road accident in Ludhiana on January 6. Bharadwaj feels that if onlookers had helped the victims instead of taking pictures and videos and sharing them on social media, her cousin may have still been alive. Everyone at the site were clicking pictures and making videos and posting on social media, but not a single person came to their help. Our lives are being governed by social media.

January 19, 2017 07:47 UTC

Kaabil: Watch: Hrithik Roshan reveals what makes ‘Kaabil’ stand out in a tell-all interview

Watch: Hrithik mimics Amitabh Bachchan in the new ‘Kaabil’ trailerHrithik Roshan is all set for his much anticipated release, 'Kaabil' that is slated to hit cinemas on January 25.

January 19, 2017 07:41 UTC

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Full specs, top features, India price & everything you need to know

Follow up to Xiaomi's much successful Redmi Note 3; the Redmi Note 4 exists primarily to correct the camera shortcomings of its predecessor, according to the company. It's a pretty high-end phone, the Redmi Note 4, when you look at its spec-sheet and yet it costs so little, just like the Redmi Note 3. Special features-- Just like the Redmi Note 3, the Redmi Note 4 boasts of a full-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Unlike the Redmi Note 3, however, the Redmi Note 4 has curved 2.5D glass on the front (with physical capacitive keys) and a bottom-facing mono speaker. -- A majority of Redmi Note 4 units will be made in India and the company will eventually discontinue the Redmi Note 3 in the days to come.

January 19, 2017 07:37 UTC

Ford EcoSport ‘Platinum Edition': ford ecosport ‘platinum edition' launched for rs 10.39 lakh (ex delhi), Auto News, ET Auto

NEW DELHI: Indian arm of American automaker Ford has launched the 'Platinum Edition' of its compact SUV EcoSport for Rs 10.39 lakh (petrol variant) and Rs 10.69 lakh (diesel variant) (all prices ex showroom Delhi).The Ford EcoSport ‘Platinum Edition' will be sold with a choice of two powertrains - Ford 1.5L TDCi diesel engine as well as Ford 1.0l EcoBoost petrol engine.Its petrol engine churns out 125 PS of power and fuel efficiency of 18.88 km/l, and the diesel one delivers peak power of 100 PS (73.8 kW) and fuel economy of 22.27 km/l, claims the carmaker.Ford EcoSport Platinum Edition introduces dual tone exterior design, featuring a black roof, bigger 17-inch wheels, wider tyres with brand new alloys as well new rear and front bumper appliques.Inside, the EcoSport Platinum Edition features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that allows users to control several features, including music and video playback. The new infotainment system features Satellite Navigation system as well as a rear view camera.The vehicle introduces Cruise Control which allows drivers to set a fixed speed at which the vehicle automatically cruises without the need to keep the accelerator pressed during long drives.

January 19, 2017 07:37 UTC

Harshvardhan Kapoor lashes out at Filmfare for awarding Diljit Dosanjh Best Debut trophy

Harshvardhan Kapoor, who made his big Bollywood debut with Mirzya, went onto win a handful of Best Debut trophies at various award functions. And the 26-year-old actor was expecting the same at Filmfare Awards which took place recently. But to his surprise, the Best Debut trophy went to Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab. He added, "For instance, if Leonardo DiCaprio works in a Hindi film, is he making an acting debut? While his debut film tanked at the box office, Harshvardhan is busy working on his second film Bhavesh Joshi.

January 19, 2017 07:29 UTC

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres reveals the truth about Deepika and Vin Diesel's affair rumours on her show

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres reveals the truth about Deepika and Vin Diesel's affair rumours on her showDeepika Padukone's chemistry with Vin Diesel in 'xXx - Return of Xander Cage' is quite evident in the promos and the movie, but there are some rumours about the two being more than just friends.

January 19, 2017 07:19 UTC

BSE to delist 36 suspended companies from its platform on January 20

The 36 companies have been suspended from trading for over 13 years. The BSE on Thursday announced its decision to delist 36 companies listed on its platform from January 20 as they have remained suspended for more than 13 years. As per the circular released by the leading stock exchange, the step is in addition to over 250 firms already delisted by the exchange last year. "Trading-members of the exchange are hereby informed that 36 firms that have remained suspended for more than 13 years would be delisted from the platform of the exchange, with effect from January 20, 2017," read the BSE circular. The companies will be now shifted to BSE's dissemination board for a period of five years as per the Sebi guidelines.

January 19, 2017 07:16 UTC

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